COVID-19 Vaccination Linked to Less Mechanical Ventilation

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Immunization of people 70 and older with the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Israel was associated with a precipitous drop in need for mechanical ventilation, new evidence reveals. Compared with residents younger than 50 — so far […]

No Survival Benefit to Primary Resection Before Chemo in CRC

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Contrary to previous reports, primary tumor resection prior to chemotherapy did not confer a survival benefit in colorectal cancer patients in a randomized phase 3 study in Japan. “I was surprised by the findings because we designed the study to test the superiority of primary […]

Political foes clash over Moldova registration of Russian vaccine

FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: A medical specialist holds a vial of Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus in a department store in Moscow, Russia, January 18, 2021 REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/File PhotoCHISINAU (Reuters) – Moldova’s medical agency on Friday said it had approved Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19, despite President Maia […]

COVID’s mental health fallout: How we’re targeting pandemic depression and anxiety

Although Australia is now largely COVID-free, the repercussions of the pandemic are ongoing. As the pandemic enters its second year, many people will be continuing to suffer with poor mental health, or facing new mental health challenges. The effects of recurrent lockdowns, fears about the effectiveness of the vaccines, restricted […]

Why Astrazeneca and J&J’s vaccines, in use the world over, are still on hold in America

The World Health Organization greenlighted emergency use of AstraZeneca and Oxford's covid-19 vaccine this month, following in the steps of the United Kingdom, the European Union and others, who are already injecting it as quickly as possible into the masses. But the United States is still waiting. As covid deaths […]

Catalent to Acquire Delphi Genetics and Launch US Plasmid Manufacturing Site to Establish Global pDNA Development and Manufacturing Capabilities

Catalent, the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies, development, and manufacturing solutions for drugs, biologics, cell and gene therapies, and consumer health products, and Delphi Genetics, a plasmid DNA (pDNA) cell and gene therapy contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) based in Gosselies, Belgium, today announced that they have […]

Study pinpoints potential transmission advantage of SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7

Researchers in the UK have shown that the increased transmissibility of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) lineage B.1.1.7 that emerged in the UK during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic does not appear to be the result of increased viral replication or immune escape. Instead, the study […]